The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18581 Message #186015
Posted By: Arkie
28-Feb-00 - 12:23 AM
Thread Name: BS: What isn't Folk?
Subject: RE: BS: What isn't Folk?
John of B. - that's an interesting quote you've posted. I might argue a bit that spirituals are "America's folk song", but they certainly belong to the body of American folk music. "They have outlived the particular generation and the peculiar conditions which produced them;" This quote expresses quite well some criteria for understanding folk music and is a good starting place for identifying folk music of any culture.